BUILD LogoGEAR UP-BUILD Parent Engagement Program


    Delivered through a partnership between Unite Oregon and PPS GEAR UP, the BUILD (Building Undergraduates through Inclusive Leadership Development) program utilizes an inclusive, intercultural parent-organizing model to empower families to actively engage in advocacy for student academic success in schools and help advance educational equity by deepening parent engagement and supporting collaborative partnerships with teachers and schools.      

    In addition to several specialized workshops held throughout the year, the program offers parents a 9-month leadership development and mentorship cohort model that includes: monthly school-based advocacy trainings, quarterly retreats, and an annual cross-cluster conference (Seeds of Change).  

    BUILD Parent Organizers work with Roosevelt, Jefferson and McDaniel High School families.


BUILD Contacts

Jessica Carr
BUILD Program Director
Jamie Sanic-Paz
BUILD Parent Organizer
Jameelah Rasheed
BUILD Parent Organizer
(503) 287-4117